Animal breeding 320

Module code TLR 320
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Karyotyping of farm animals; breed and specie differences and the influence on classification of breeds. Influence of chromosomal aberrations. Phenotypic expression of genes and gene-interaction in farm animals. Single gene, major genes and polygenes. Variation in traits of economic importance and statistical description. Use of genetic variation. Estimation of breeding values and family indices on traits determined by single genes. Principles of breeding systems.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites GTS 261
Contact time fortnightly practicals, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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